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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...
Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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Passionate Historical Preservationists

The staff at the Burkle Estate do an excellent job of educating the public about the true history of slavery and the underground railroad. I especially appreciate the way they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had travel to Maysville, Kentucky and had visited an underground railroad site there and was excited about possibly seeing a underground railroad site that was in my hometown of Memphis. After getting the address on a day that I was off work, I headed down to visit the attraction assuming that it would be an interesting and well keep... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

You should be able to do this place quickly, but we timed it just as a tour bus and many other people arrived. Air Conditioning was barely working. We were hot and uncomfortable. Because of the crowd there were many delays. The one hour tour turned into 3. Very interesting topic - guides had good knowledge of history. Worth seeing... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The staff at the Burkle Estate do an excellent job of educating the public about the true history of slavery and the underground railroad. I especially appreciate the way they incorporate African history and traditions into their lectures, and emphasized investing in today's youth so that they will carry on this history in the face of "his story" that we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our fellow tourists were from all over the US and Europe. Two very interesting guides discussed the history of the house. A German immigrant, Jacob Burkle, built the house in the early 1800's with special features to aid escaping slaves. You get to see the cellar which housed runaways. You see quilts with beautiful designs, some used to send signals... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Tucked away in an older neighborhood you will find a place where history comes alive. The women who shared the story of the home of a German immigrant Jacob Burkle and the Underground Railroad make you feel as if you are there. I'm a teacher and I was totally captivated wanting to know more. They really should make a video... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit. Loved all the information and the women running it are extremely knowledgeable. Well worth the fee of $10. My only issues is they were trying to accommodate everyone who wanted to visit all at once. The tour starts in the hallway, at the point we entered the staff added us to the group... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stumbled upon this little museum in the hotel's magazine and decided to go take a look. It's located in a little neighborhood but what a surprise. The Docents were very good at conveying the story behind this little known part of the underground railroad (The Burkle Estate). To know that so many more people wanted to help the enslaved secure... More 

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Picayune, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I visited the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum this past Saturday and it was well worth the time and money spent! Xi Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. took our ASCEND group of young people on a field trip to visit the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, and this museum was recommended by one of the members... More 

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Chapel Hill, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I liked seeing how small measures made such huge impact. This house is a quaint house but played such an important role in local and national history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was a great learning experience. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and did well with the young group attending.

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Address: Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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